Events And Fun Facts

  • 19Sep2014

    Captiva Holiday Village

    Sanibel Real Estate
    During the holiday season from Thanksgiving weekend through the middle of December, Captiva Island transforms into a magical holiday village. Each business is twinkling with lights and decorated magnificently. In addition to all the decor, the events are truly island inspired. Top off all the holiday spirit with live musical performances by song writers and noteworthy musicians.

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  • 16Sep2014

    Marching Mullet Band Parade - Jensen's Twin Palm Resort & Marina

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    This very unusual Captiva Island event has no set time or annual date.

    The Mullet Band Parade is organized to honor the service of a veteran. Anyone so inclined is invited to join in the parade which starts from Jensen's Twin Palm Resort and proceeds down Andy Rosse Lane through Captiva's Village to the beach in front of the Mucky Duck. All those in the parade then enjoy sharing the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico in honor of the service to our country.

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  • 14Sep2014
    The Beaches of Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Beach

    The Beaches of Sanibel, Captiva & Fort Myers Beach

    Sanibel Beaches and Fort Myers Beaches are recognized as some of the best in the world according to many sources: Wall Street Journal, Trip Advisor, Arthur Frommer, and Vet Street to name a few. There is a perfect beach for everyone whether you enjoy shelling, fishing, nature, wading birds, sunsets, sugar sand, or long strolls, Lee County had a beach for you. The following beaches fall under the ownership and management for Lee County Parks and Recreations. Please note that beaches maintained by the City of Sanibel and are not listed in this article. Learn about Lee County beaches.

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  • 1Aug2014

    Thanksgiving Celebration at the Sanibel Community House

    Sanibel Real Estate
    Each year Sanibel residents and visitors are invited to gather at the Sanibel Community House for the Annual Thanksgiving celebration. All are invited to attned and asked to please bring canned goods or donation for F.I.S.H. of Sanibel & Captiva. The ceremony and celebration is usually held on the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving week.

    Donations to F.I.S.H. are used to help islanders who have fallen on hard times and need some help. F.I.S.H. stands for "Friends in Service Here".

    Stop by and join in the fun. Meet new neighbors and make new friends.

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  • 1Aug2014
    Sanibel's Historic Lighthouse

    Sanibel's Historic Lighthouse

    Photo Courtesy Southwest Florida Museum of History

    Completed in 1884, the Sanibel Lighthouse which stands at 104 feet casting it's light 16 miles offshore was a beacon for the growing trade route from Cuba. As the first lighthouse on the West Coast of Florida from Cuba, it helped safely guide trade into Punta Rassa port. Punta Rassa was a major destination for the cattle trade with cowboys known as "Florida Crackers" driving cattle from across the state to trade with Cuba for pieces of gold. The construction of the Sanibel Causeway in 1963 ended Punta Rassa's days as a port of trade, and Fidel Castro's rise to power in Cuba ended trade with the United States.

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  • 4Jul2014

    Fourth of July on Sanibel Island

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    If you are looking for a small town old-fashioned celebration with a parade, float judges, free hot dogs, boy scouts, fire works and road rally, then mark your calendar and plan to be on Sanibel Island for the annual 4th of July Celebration. You won't be disappointed.

    The parade route begins across the street from Bailey's General Store on Tarpon Bay Road, then comes down Periwinkle Way to the intersection at Casa Ybel Road at Jerry's Plaza. Bring a cooler, folding chairs, and a bag for the kids to catch candy as it is tossed from the parade route.

    Following the parade, be sure to stop by Jerry's for free hot dogs and snow cones provided by the local Boy Scout Troup. Donations are appreciated.

    The afternoon events include the Road Rally scavenger hunt that benefits the Sanibel Optimists Club. If you plan to attend this event be sure to register your team, pick a driver and a navigator and good luck. This scavenger hunt is much harder than it sounds. Beware.

    The fireworks display on Sanibel occurs off of the causeway in San Carlos Bay. Beginning at sun down, the sparks fly. Popular spots to watch the fire works include the Sanibel Dunes Golf Club, The Sanibel Causeway Islands Park, or bring a boat out and anchor just off shore in the bay and enjoy.

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  • 1Jul2014
    Vet Street Rates Sanibel - Top Pet-Friendly U.S. Destination

    Vet Street Rates Sanibel - Top Pet-Friendly U.S. Destination

    If you love to travel with your four legged friends, then Sanibel is the place for you. Sanibel's Algiers Beach at Gulfside City Park was specifically sited by www.VetStreet.com the 8th most dog friendly site in the United States. VetStreet is a popular animal health site that provides all types of useful information for pet owners.

    Sanibel locals know our islands are pet friendly and many make a ritual of walking their dogs on the beach daily. As long as dogs are on a leash, they are welcome on ALL Sanibel Beaches.

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  • 26Apr2014

    Dogs on Sanibel

    Sanibel Real Estate

    Sanibel and Captiva residents love animals of all species. Our island beaches are pet friendly as long as the dogs are on a leash.

    Many properties on Sanibel and Captiva are also pet friendly. We have a full list of all pet friendly condominium complexes with on our site.

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